Entries in Outdoor wedding (4)


Bay Area Wedding Venue Spotlight :: Radonich Ranch

I had the opportunity to photograph Ross and Christine's wedding at Radonich Ranch in July and I have to say, it's a pretty cool venue. The old barn structures and tin roofs give the place character. I loved all the textural details inside and out. Outdoor locations like this can serve as a great base for your wedding theme and decor if you're going for a rustic, vintage or country wedding style.


Kelly & Matt :: Wedding in the Woods at Nestldown

Kelly and Matt were married at the nestled-in-the-woods property at Nestldown. I love this couple because they were so adventurous to ask me to shoot their engagement session while standup paddleboarding. Obviously, I jumped at the chance. And I also love their wedding venue choice. There's so much fun "stuff" (for lack of a better word) to shoot at Nestldown. And the wedding vendors gave me eye candy to capture too. Thank you Kelly and Matt for letting us be a part of your special day.

Floral Design: Huckleberry Karen Designs
Catering: Continental Caterers
Hair: Adrian Hernandez
Cake: Icing on the Cake
Stationery: Paper Source
Music: DJ Wynn
Bridal Salon: Elegant Lace
Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse 


Colleen & Skylar :: Romance in the Redwoods

Colleen and Skylar were married this year in beautiful Woodside, California. The wedding took place at The Family Farm, an exclusive men's club, where access is limited to members only. In order to use the property for events, you must know a member, and they must agree to sponsor you to let you use the facilities. In this case, the bride's grandfather is a member so Colleen and Skylar were able to take advantage of this exclusive picturesque paradise for their celebration. Out of respect for the men's club, we're not able to show specific property photos, but we can show you all the pretty little details that made this wedding amongst the redwoods a very nice affair.

Floral Design: J Floral Art 
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens 
Quartet: Golden Gate Music 
DJ: Brad Kinney Productions 


Amanda & Noah :: Happy Tears in Tahoe

The title of this blog describes the happy tears of joy that were falling from every eye during Amanda and Noah's beautiful wedding ceremony in Lake Tahoe. All the guests were so thrilled, and their happiness for the couple was touching. The intimate wedding ceremony was officiated by Amanda's uncle and the bride and groom wrote their own vows.

During the reception, the tables were set up so as to foster connecting all the friends and family, as opposed to isolating them to their own tables. The small cakes were also to encourage people to move along the tables and sample other cakes. This idea emerged since Amanda has food allergies, and since she'd be ordering her own small cake, she thought it would be fun to have lots of different flavors as opposed to the traditional cake. They were so cute and scrumptious-looking. And of course, a big hit with the guests.

Amanda's family added their own flavor to the reception with their musical talents. They decided to surprise the newlyweds during the reception with a song written by Amanda's mom, performed by her and Amanda's dad and three sets of aunts and uncles. The song outlined how the couple had met and included funny inside jokes about their relationship. 

As for the location, Amanda and Noah chose Lake Tahoe for their destination wedding becaue they wanted a fun, outdoorsy place for family and friends to visit since everyone would be traveling for the celebration. They encouraged guests to rent houses instead of staying in hotels so they could truly embrace the the laid-back Tahoe vibe.

Special thanks to all the wedding vendors...wedding coordinator Shannon Morse for being so nice to work with and floral designer Martha Bernyk. And Jennifer Bronston of Cups and Cakes must be mentioned because she created those pretty cakes that you'll see below. I know Amanda was so pleased with all of the vendors for the work they did to make her wedding day amazing.

Coordinator: Weddings by Shannon
Venue: Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Floral Designer: Martha Bernyk
Hair: Elysse Lee 
Makeup: Kari Addison 

Congratulations Amanda and Noah!!